Currently residing in Savannah, Ga. I am a Digital Content Producer at WTOC, the #1 news station in Southeast Georgia and the Lowcountry. I was a freelance writer withDo Savannah, an arts and entertainment insert which comes out every Thursday in the Savannah Morning News. I'm also a contributing writer for Bearded Gentlemen Music, an online music blog which can be found at www.beardedgentlemenmusic.com
Actor Shia LaBeouf was arrested in Savannah's City Market area in the early morning hours of July 8. Officials say 31-year-old LaBeouf approached a citizen and a Savannah-Chatham Metro police officer around 4 a.m. close to the intersection of Barnard and West St. Julian streets, asking for a cigarette.
Do Savannah Samples
In 1989, a rather bizarre wind began to blow through the city of Detroit, taking on the different odors of the dismal industrial parks and the cold winters that populate this southeastern part of Michigan.
When it comes to underground heavy music, it is hard to imagine the lifespan of a band as being longer than five years; for a grindcore band, it's even shorter. Usually the group will produce an LP or two and do a decent amount of touring until they realize being on the road all the time is more than traveling and playing.
David Liebe Hart is coming to The Wormhole on Sept. 17, and he wants you all to know that he doesn't like drugs. "People need to know that they need to stay away from drugs and alcohol!" Liebe Hart exclaims, his voice crackling through the phone speaker during an interview last week.
Folk punk has always been seen as a rather enigmatic genre of music, the marriage of two complete opposites: the gentle, lulling sounds of folk do not seem as though they would merge with the loud, abrasive chords of what would be considered traditional punk.
It is a difficult task to describe the arc of award-winning one-man band Scott H. Biram's musical career: It's taken him to stages all across America, Canada and Europe, touring or playing alongside acts like Shooter Jennings, Clutch, Weedeater and even Reverend Horton Heat.
Teeth marks line the cobblestone streets of Savannah as a reminder of the fangs Black Tusk has cut here in their rise to success. They're considered one of the heaviest sludge metal bands on the scene, even branding their music as "swamp metal," a term of endearment referring to the swamps that surround this town.
It's important to know what forces inspire ingenuity in artists, but when posed with this question, Phillip Cope and Laura Pleasants of Kylesa had a surprising response. "The only thing that I remember that all of us agreed on and never argued about was Fugazi," Cope said with a determined tone.
Pitchfork-approved, Philadelphia-based Man Man will be coming to The Jinx for the first time ever to confuse and delight listeners with bizarre, experimental pop songs, along with Baltimore-based group Ed Schrader's Music Beat.
Ice clinks against a glass as a light and airy organ begins to play an entrance hymn, joined by the slight twang of a bent guitar string. So far, this is an unusual start to an album from Weedeater, the classic stoner metal band that hails from the hills of North Carolina.
Get ready Savannah, because the talented crew at Everything is Terrible! is coming back to the Lowcountry to melt your minds and warm your hearts with a video pageant of the extraordinary and offbeat. What began as a competition between college friends has now evolved into a monstrous video re-editing bonanza, having been featured on multiple social news sites such as "Buzzfeed" and "Time."
For the fourth year in a row, wax lovers and patrons of Graveface Records & Curiosities will vacate their dwellings to descend upon the small store as Ryan Graveface throws his annual party to celebrate what any normal business person would refer to as "success."
Over the past six months, I've found myself running into two of the most enigmatic individuals I've ever seen haunting the streets of Savannah. They're both filthy, with unkempt hair and pants covered in paint, but what really caught my eye are the thick, black leather bomber jackets they always wear, with the phrase "Spider and the Bottle" emblazoned on the back.
Springfield is well known throughout South Georgia as a very small town. The most recent census clocks the little city as having a population of no more than 2,800 people. Yet despite its size, Springfield has a true hidden gem in the recently re-opened Mars Theatre.
Bearded Gentlemen Music Posts
Album Reviews Chelsea Wolfe has been teasing Abyss to the world for the past couple of months with songs like "Carrion Flowers," "Iron Mind," and "After the Fall," These songs prove that everything the Los Angeles-based artist has previously released was merely groundwork for her vision.
Album Reviews The release of Deafheaven's 2013 record Sunbather have left both fans and critics wondering how the Los Angeles based quintet will be able to top the sound that has taken them around the world for the past two years. Believe me, it's a question I've asked myself on multiple occasions.
Album Reviews Axis is releasing Show Your Greed today, which will become the definitive hardcore record of 2015. If you haven't heard of them yet, now might be a good time to get familiar.
Album Reviews I first heard about Alabama Shakes a few months ago when somebody posted a video of the groups Saturday Night Live performance of their song "Gimme All Your Love" on Facebook.
Album Reviews Dark storm clouds clumped together in the sky as I sat down to listen to the Moon King's latest release, Secret Life, for the first time. The wind whips back and forth as the clouds threaten to dump their content upon the city streets and wash away the pollen and other detritus.
2015 Savannah Music Festival Coverage
I was able to catch Jarekus Singleton, along with the Heritage Blues Orchestra, showcase their music March 21 for the Savannah Music Festival, and the performance was simply sublime. The Heritage Blues Orchestra opened their set with a slew of head-bopping, feet-stomping old blues tunes which came to an eventual halt as the majority of the band exited the stage.
I had the pleasure of watching the beautiful Irma Thomas perform at the Ships of the Sea Museum on March 28, along with the daring Dirty Dozen Brass Band. The two performances were simply out of this world. The only downside about the night was the temperature.
2015 Savannah Stopover Coverage
As you rush around the city over the next three days trying to catch all of the must-see acts, don't forget to check out some of the mind-blowing hip-hop/rap/funk arrangements Savannah Stopover is bringing to town. I mean, Savannah band St. Corsair is great, but at 10 p.m.